Individuals suffering from ringing in the ears now can seek relief with the music of their choice when using the Tinnitus Alleviator from Neuromonics, Inc., Westminster, Colo., a maker and distributor of patented and clinically proven medical devices designed for tinnitus relief, the company announced.

The new feature is available with the Tinnitus Alleviator’s downloadable product for iOS-enabled mobile devices. When consumers download the Tinnitus Alleviator, they can add music from their personal music libraries to the music that Neuromonics provides. Neuromonics is offering a 14-day free trial for consumers to test out the Tinnitus Alleviator. HR_Neuromonics

Tinnitus Alleviator reportedly uses a proven, effective treatment protocol. Consumers listen to spectrally modified music designed to retrain the brain to ignore the ringing sounds and stop reacting negatively to them.

“The added ability to use one’s own music library comes in response to requests from users who have been very happy with Tinnitus Alleviator,” said Eula Adams, CEO of Neuromonics. “The opportunity for users to listen to their own music will only improve their experience, and potentially enhance the benefits of Neuromonics’ proven treatment.”

Since its release last year, Neuromonics has reportedly seen more than 25,000 downloads of the Tinnitus Alleviator.

“The Tinnitus Alleviator is proving to be an effective tool for people with ringing in the ears to ease symptoms at an affordable cost,” said Adams. The base product works with iOS-enabled devices, as well as most Android-enabled devices. Neuromonics plans to add the personal music feature to the Tinnitus Alleviator for Android-enabled devices at a future date.

More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from the sound of ringing in the ears when no external sounds are present, according to the American Tinnitus Association. Usually brought on by exposure to loud noise, the problem is especially significant in the military, with more than 34 percent of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from the condition. For many sufferers, the ringing noise causes fatigue, depression, anxiety, and problems with memory and concentration.

Source: Neuromonics